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Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway

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Great look at America

Beautiful look at an American treasure. The North Georgia mountains are unique and special. The... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Georgetown, South Carolina
Classic scenic drive

Good rolling hills and mountain views!!! Great waterfalls along the way...Anna Ruby twin falls and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Charleston. SC
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This scenic and winding drive leads to Brasstown Bald Mountain.
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Beautiful look at an American treasure. The North Georgia mountains are unique and special. The drive on well maintained roads offered several great scenic stops and the perfect vantage points for photos. Worth the gas.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I found a brochure and a description of this online and decided to take this 41-mile round trip auto tour of this area of the north Georgia mountains. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with certain aspects of our visit - certain areas of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Twhatty
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Good rolling hills and mountain views!!! Great waterfalls along the way...Anna Ruby twin falls and many others with highest peak in Georgia to boot!!!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank travlingdude
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We spent an afternoon wandering and exploring this byway. It's spring and the trees were all leafed out and beautiful. This is a great drive - very scenic.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I absolutely love byways throughout the mountains so this was a must-do for us. We rode up to Helton Creek Falls and enjoyed the scenery and stops on the way. The roads were no where near as curvy and "scary" as the ones we rode...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank faithnettles
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect! The drive is peaceful & relaxing. The view is awesome. Even though it wasn't peak season for the foliage, it was still gorgeous! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jmitchell9372
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Avoid at all cost if coming from Helen. So steep I was concerned about overtaxing my engine, especially at the beginning of our trip - something I've never worried about for eight years of travels in this vehicle. First part of the highway from Helen...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank RobofTN
Reviewed 10 November 2015

AMAZING .. wonderful views, roads were not difficult to drive. One of the highlights of our trip. Do not miss this drive.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Alabamalandorsea
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Whether by car or by motorcycle this is a great scenic drive in the North Georgia Mountains. The road is in excellent condition with wide sweepers and elevation changes. Would be brilliant during the fall color change season.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Decided to drive this byway, based on the high rankings it's received. We started by using the Alt 75 route, & looped around to exit through Helen. Most traffic was coming from the opposite direction, lots of motorcycles, & everyone enjoying the winding mountain road....More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank DeeDeeF1980
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